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Whole Tenderlion, w/Bacon Weave: Suggestions Needed

This upcoming weekend I have a whole tenderloin (about a 3 pounder) cook planned. The tenderloin was a gift, it came to me trimmed and tied up with butcher twine.

My problem comes from wanting to cook this loin in a bacon weave. Should I leave the twine in place? Remove twine and re-tie on top of the weave? Remove twine and hope the weave holds the meat together?

I appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.

Kind regards,
Dave
Lincoln, NE

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,516
    db,
    I presume the tenderloin is pork due to the weight. I would cut the twine and weave with bacon. It should provide the same support as the twine and you can just use toothpicks on the ends of the bacon to secure it.

    If it is beef, the same principle can apply. In case you have the end of the tenderloin with the tip(it would be folded over for uniform roasting shape) make sure you keep this folded, securing with toothpicks if necessary. You could retie, but it might pull the bacon off the finished product.
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 69
    I am sorry for not specifying the type of meat.  It is indeed beef, we get some big cattle in this area. :)

     As you described, it has the tip folded over and tied in place.  I will go with your toothpick solution.

    Thank you!

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,516
    +1 for future cooks.

    But watch out for CT. He is a hardcore meat glue dealer. You best be ready with payment or he'll bust your kneecaps. He'll probably look for around $200,000 minus $5,800 or so.
  • As one of my favorite people on here likes to say:"I'm merely a friction-less conduit"
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 9,726
    Good 'ol meat glue-the cure for about everything in the BGE world-kinda like WD-40 :)   And welcome back C-T.  BTW-the number of brisket fails were much higher during your hiatus...
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  • lousubcap said:
    Good 'ol meat glue-the cure for about everything in the BGE world-kinda like WD-40 :)   And welcome back C-T.  BTW-the number of brisket fails were much higher during your hiatus...
    Thanks Cap! I threw a pretty good one down at the Salado after party. Seemed to go over pretty well.

    Now NOLA is in possession of all my meat glue so once he gets out of rehab, I'm sure he'll be chiming in on it too. 


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • lousubcap said:
    Good 'ol meat glue-the cure for about everything in the BGE world-kinda like WD-40 :)   And welcome back C-T.  BTW-the number of brisket fails were much higher during your hiatus...
    Thanks Cap! I threw a pretty good one down at the Salado after party. Seemed to go over pretty well.

    Now NOLA is in possession of all my meat glue so once he gets out of rehab, I'm sure he'll be chiming in on it too. 


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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574


    lousubcap said:

    Good 'ol meat glue-the cure for about everything in the BGE world-kinda like WD-40 :)   And welcome back C-T.  BTW-the number of brisket fails were much higher during your hiatus...

    Thanks Cap! I threw a pretty good one down at the Salado after party. Seemed to go over pretty well.

    Now NOLA is in possession of all my meat glue so once he gets out of rehab, I'm sure he'll be chiming in on it too. 




    A pretty good one?..i had to call my wife and have her talk me through one after that brisket....
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  • I tried to reply but now I'm getting blocked.
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  • Sooner- That is too funny. I'm having all my posts censored for some reason but I've logged out and back in and it seems to be working as long as i don't reply to another post. apparently all this meat glue talk is getting people nervous. I'll just say it was time for centex to go home when the meat glue came out. had a great time with you guys though.
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 3,864
    Is it just me? Or is this the most paradoxical thread title we've seen in a long time?

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